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Yemeni forces target 3 Israeli-affiliated ships in Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean

Spokesman of Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree speaks during a rally in solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, in the capital Sana’a on May 3, 2024. (Photo by AFP)

The spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces says the army’s naval, air and missile units have launched attacks on three ships affiliated to Israel as part of a maritime campaign in support of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

In a televised speech on Thursday, spokesman of Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree announced that the Yemeni forces had targeted two ships, MSC DIEGO and MSC GINA, in the Gulf of Aden with several ballistic missiles and drones.

Additionally, he said, the vessel MSC VITTORIA was twice hit, once in the Indian Ocean and again in the Arabian Sea.

“The Yemeni Armed Forces are following developments … in the Gaza Strip and will not hesitate to escalate their military operations in the face of the oppression against the Palestinian people,” Saree added.

He also stressed that the Yemeni forces will continue to prevent Israeli maritime activity until the occupying regime ends its aggression against Gaza and lifts its siege on the Palestinian territory.

Israel waged its US-backed genocidal war on the Gaza Strip on October 7 following a historic operation by the Palestinian Hamas resistance group against the usurping entity.

The Tel Aviv regime has so far killed at least 34,844 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured 78,404 others.

In solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza, Yemeni forces have targeted ships going to and from ports in the occupied territories, or whose owners are linked to Israel, in the southern Red Sea, the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, the Gulf of Aden, and even in the Arabian Sea.

Last week, the Yemeni forces said they will expand their pro-Palestine naval operations to the Mediterranean Sea.

In response to the attacks, the United States and its allies have bombed Yemen in violation of the country’s sovereignty and international law.

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